Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Day 10 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Charlie Ace - Silver And Gold

Onto the tenth track in the 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge and it's a good one... Vernel Dixon AKA Charlie Ace, one of early reggae's often overlooked DJs, gained notoriety when he started recording with Lee "Scratch" Perry in the early 70s.  But it was what he did outside of the studio that became legendary, Charlie Ace began distributing music by converting a Morris 1000 van into the Swing-A-Ling mobile recording studio; the image of the festively hand-painted van becoming absolutely iconic to fans of Jamaican music.  What we're gonna hear today is a tune from 1970 called "Silver and Gold," produced by Phil Pratt and released in the UK on the Punch label.

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